Thomas Aquinas

     I love Thomas Aquinas.  He is such a mystic.  The cornerstone of his philosophy is that we are radically dependent for our very existence on God.  He balances this existential dependence with a robust ontology of material beings.  We are not shadows of reality (as Plato might have it), but substances (as Aristotle would have it).  Nevertheless, as robust substances, we are radically dependent on God, and ephemeral at best in our existence.  
     Such a paradox.  He navigates it with dexterity!